Allan ROSS

ROSS, Allan 1928 – 2014

It is with deep sadness that the family of Allan Ross announce his death after a brief illness. Allan was born in the Sandon Apartments in East Vancouver, which were owned at the time by his beloved grandmother, Ada Taylor. Allan never married, but is survived by his cousins Lorna, Norman, Colin, Bill, Beverley and Diane. Affectionately known as ‘Mr. Britannia”, Allan worked and volunteered at the Britannia Community Centre from it’s founding in 1976 until the end of his life. A man with a big heart, Allan loved Christmas traditions, and was Santa Claus to hundreds of people, both young and old, in schools and community groups. In his younger years, Allan thought nothing of hiking up from the bottom of the old chair to his cabin on Grouse Mountain. An exceptional skier, Allan could be seen in his lederhosen, knickerbockers, and lace up boots lighting up the ‘cut” with grace and aplomb. In later years, Allan divided his time between his seaside apartment in White Rock, and the ‘Drive’. He had great respect for TransLink bus drivers, and knew many of them by their first names. His invitation to attend the re-opening of the York Theatre capped off a life time love affair with movies, music and entertainment. Allan you were one-of-a-kind – and you will be missed! A gathering to honour his life will take place at 10:00 am on Friday, Oct 17th in the Britannia Community Centre AML Lounge, 1661 Napier Street.

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